Nintendo Just Brought Back the Original NES and It’s not Even Expensive

Nintendo Just Brought Back the Original NES and It’s not Even Expensive

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30 years ago, Nintendo released its groundbreaking NES or Nintendo Entertainment System, and indoor home gaming was never the same again. Now, it is releasing the same NES Classic Edition console but in a digitalized version. The little console box will still look like the original 1985 NES but it will be noticeably smaller and will fit into the palm of your hand.

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And just to keep the suspense away, the NES Classic Edition was just released in November 11 and will only be priced at $60. Unfortunately, if you still have those old NES cartridges, you can’t use them on the new NES Classic Edition console. Instead, it already comes with a selection of 30 built-in games, all in digital format, and still playing in the original video format that made Nintendo the leader of video arcade-type games back in the 1985 when it launched the NES.

The games you’ll find in the new console are:

  • Balloon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream”
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The new NES Classic Edition has a new digitalized classic gamepad and it feels and looks the same as the original. If you do need a second gamepad for two-player games, Nintendo is selling separate gamepads for $10 each. Famous two-player games just like in the 1985 console include Tecmo Bowl, Dr. Mario, and Pac-Man. For those who want to go wireless and don’t want to be limited in their movements, Nyko, a third-party hardware maker, is selling a wireless solution for just $20.

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Since you will be enjoying playing those classic Nintendo games again, the new console now include a “suspend points” setting. Instead of the old way of leaving the game running on a pause screen while you need to do something else, you simply suspend the game until you come back. This means you can just save the game on four slots allotted per game and you can access the game again by pushing the reset button. As mentioned earlier, all these classic game recreations can be played in Nintendo’s original 4:3 resolution or you can choose the “CRT Mode” that emulates the screens used in arcade games. So far when the NES Classic Edition was launched, a very long line was waiting at the Nintendo flagship store at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. And resale is going bonkers on e-Bay alone.

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